Meet speakers of other languages and practice your language skills at The Irish Times pub over a pint, with the Swap Language Night from 7.30pm -11pm. The Irish Times is on Grote Markt.
The philosophy cafe at Den Hopsack bar is holding another discussion event in English today. It starts at 2pm and is free. No previous academic knowledge of philosophy is required to take part, or just to come along and listen.
There is a stocksale at Kavka on Oudaan, starting at 11 and offering discounted womenswear, menswear, accessories and deco items from a variety of brands (plus the Kavka bar will be open). This event continues on Sunday, also from 11am.
London Calling is holding its annual indie/ britpop birthday night extravaganza at Ampere! There are still a few tickets available for this birthday party, featuring London Calling DJs and a Doors tribute band.
Hip hair salon The Pony Club are also holding a Yardsale from 12am -6pm. TPC are on the Charlottelei.
Sunday is family Day at one of Antwerp best-loved museums: The Red Star Line, and this Sunday there’s a special activity for kids “Op Reis Met Verhalenvertellers” (A Journey with Story-tellers) with a story being told every half hour from midday, and an activity for the children to enjoy. And if you have very small children, they’re not left out: there’s a buggy tour from 10 -11 (this costs extra after the usual museum entry price)
Temperatures will be lower than the (somewhat alarmingly) warm midweek days of this week, coming down to 11-13 degrees. Friday should be dry, with some showers on Saturday and Sunday
This week I was delighted to showcase the work of three University of Antwerp students in a special blog post -meet Rani, Lotte and Ellen who made a vodcast all about Le Labo fragrance store on Wapper in Antwerp
This week, many schools celebrated carnaval -you may have seen kids coming out of school on Wednesday all dressed up. Carnaval celebrations continue next Wednesday (during spring break) for kids aged 4-13 at two locations courtesy of District Antwerpen. for only one euro (no need to pre-register).
JEF is an annual film festival for children and young people in Belgium, with events taking place in various locations across the country. There is of course, a JEF program in Antwerp featuring screenings, activities and workshops for all ages. Most of these take place in the Zuiderpershuis, with a few at the Ecohuis too. JEF runs until the 10th March and is well worth looking at if you have kids to entertain during the Spring half-term break (“Krokusvakantie”).
March is Youth Book Month -encourage your young reader by checking out the agenda: there will be lots going on at Bib Permeke.
Are you, or do you know, a young person who has taken part in the Climate Marches recently? If so, he/ she can get a 20% discount on any purchases from any of Antwerp’s eight second hand stores. To get the discount -show a selfie of yourself on the march. It’s available until the 8th March.
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